Local police on Monday arrested a scrap dealer for sexually exploiting an eight-year-old. The accused has been identified as Guddu, a resident of Hallomajra.
He was arrested on Monday following the complaint of victim’s father, a resident of the same area. The police said it was alleged that the victim was playing outside her house when the accused held her and tried to outrage her modesty.
According to the police, local residents saw the accused and raised the alarm, following which, Guddu was beaten up by the public.
Her father informed the police and claimed that the accused was repeatedly doing the same since the past many days. He had also threatened the victim not to reveal it to the family, alleged the victim’s father.
The police have registered a case against the accused under Sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 354 A (physical contact and advances involving unwelcome and explicit sexual overtures) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and under respective Section of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) at the Sector 31 police station.